Indiana Law Annotated for March 24, 2020 (58:8)
Indiana State Bar Association Visit
Representatives of the Indiana State Bar Association will be in the lobby from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Stop by to chat with them about their practice, and learn more about the Indiana State Bar Association’s Solo & Small Firm Conference, held June 4-6 at French Lick Resort. CSO will sponsor a limited number of 2020 and 2021 graduates to attend the conference.
The Federalist Society Presents Professor Lee Strang
Join the Federalist Society to hear Prof. Lee Strang, University of Toledo College of Law, on "Originalism's Promise." Prof. Strang is a professor of law at the University of Toledo College of Law and has published dozens of articles in the fields of constitutional law and interpretation, property law, and religion and the First Amendment. Prof. Steve Sanders will provide commentary. Moot Court Room, noon-1:00 p.m.
Christian Legal Society
Room 214, noon-1:00 p.m.
ILS Panel: Women in International Law
In honor of International Women's Day, the International Law Society is pleased to host Professors Shruti Rana, Hannah Buxbaum, and Inge Van der Cruysse to speak on various aspects of being a woman entering the field of international law, how to prepare yourself for a career in international law, and what international law looks like. The panel hopes to empower and encourage students interested in international law, while also inviting students to draw inspiration from the distinguished women featured on the panel. Food will be provided. Room 122, noon-1:00 p.m.
IP Practitioner-in-Residence: Daniel Greif
Daniel Greif will be on campus Monday, March 2 as part of the CIPR's IP Practitioner-in-Residence program. In addition to attending IP classes, Mr. Greif will hold a lunch talk. Before and after his talk, Mr. Greif will hold office hours to meet with students. RSVP on CareerNet to attend these office hours.
Mr. Greif is the director, Southeast Asia, and senior trademark attorney at Schmitt & Orlov Intellectual Property. The firm provides trademark, copyright and other intellectual property legal services across the Mekong region and Southeast Asia. Room 213, noon-1:00 p.m.
Blood Drive Today
The Law School is hosting a blood drive and invites you to help us save Indiana lives! Every three seconds someone needs blood—just think of the impact you could make on the lives of people in your local community and beyond. Student Lounge, noon-4:00 p.m. Sign up via this link.
Advocacy Training with the LGBTQ+ Project
Join the LGBTQ+ Project for their second annual LGBTQ+ advocacy training, focused on advocacy skills and LGBTQ+ experiences of the law. Dinner will be provided. Room 216, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
CSO/PILF Career Panel
Meet Lane McFadden (FAA and Department of Justice), Kathryn Olivier (Office of the US Attorney, Southern District of Indiana), and Allen Sebastian (Crane Navel Base) to hear about career options in these fields. PILF members get a PILF point for attendance. Room124, noon-1:00 p.m.
Indiana Bar Exam Info Session
Learn about the Indiana bar exam application and character and fitness with the staff of the Indiana Bar Admissions Office. This is essential for 3L Indiana applicants and useful for 2L students who think they will take the Indiana bar. After the presentation there will be time for questions. Lunch will be served to students who RSVP through CareerNet. Room 125, noon-1:00 p.m.
PGA Program: Planning for 2L Fall Semester
This session will cover the factors that go into planning for the 2L fall semester. We will cover considerations for fall classes, various extracurricular commitments (journal, moot court, leadership positions, etc.), and other miscellaneous do’s and don’ts for the 2L year. A portion of this session will be dedicated to Q&A. Facilitators: Justin Snyder, Ben Burdick, Melanie Magdun, Dakota Coates. Room 121, noon-1:00 p.m.
BLSA General Body Meeting
Room 120, noon-1:00 p.m.
Transactional Drafting Competition Training #4
All students interested in participating in this spring's transactional drafting competition should attend this training session. (It will be recorded for those who can't attend.) Even if you don't plan on participating, come for an interesting lecture on transactional law and a free lunch. This is the final training session before the problem is released and the competition starts. Room 121, noon-1:00 p.m.
CACR Speaker Series: Rachana Ananthakrishanan
For more information about this talk and the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research speaker series, please visit to their webpage: cacr.iu.edu. Room 335, noon-1:00 p.m.
CCD Speaker Series: John Ferejohn
The Center for Constitutional Democracy welcomes John Ferejohn, NYU School of Law. Henderson House, noon-1:00 p.m.
Tax Policy Colloquium Speaker Series
Orly Mazur, Associate Professor of Law at the SMU Dedman School of Law, will give a talk titled “Can Blockchain Revolutionize Tax Compliance?” Room 213, 1:15-3:15 p.m.
Advocacy Board Applications Invited
All Sherman Minton Moot Court competitors are invited to apply for the 2020-21 Advocacy Board. If you have an interest in writing the moot court problem or otherwise helping organize and run the competition, please consider applying. For more information, please contact the 2019-20 Executive Advocacy Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Ambassador Call-Out
The Office of Graduate and International Programs plans to hire 4-6 student ambassadors to help LLM, SJD, and exchange students feel welcome and at home during their time in Bloomington and beyond. Student ambassadors will also assist the office with events throughout the year.
The ideal candidate will be an international student or a US student with international study and/or living experience. Ambassadors should also demonstrate a desire to help others acclimate and become part of a community. Ambassadors should be enthusiastic, patient, and generous with their time (within reason). The in-person commitment is greatest during orientation (August 10-14, 2020) and the first month of the fall semester, with email and other communications expected regularly. Outside of the orientation period, the weekly commitment should not exceed 1-2 hours. Unlike other ambassador positions, the work will begin this semester because newly confirmed students are assigned to an ambassador to help them prepare to come to Bloomington in August.
The compensation will be a $750 scholarship for spring/summer/fall ambassadors. Students who can help starting now and continuing through the summer and fall will be given first priority over students available for only a portion of the time. Students who are not available for the orientation in August may be interested in the two-semester visiting scholar ambassador position that has fewer in-person requirements.
If interested, please email Elizabeth Ryba at email@example.com with a brief expression of interest by Friday, March 6. You will then receive an application questionnaire.
ISBA Inter-School Moot Court Competition
Represent Indiana Law in an upcoming competition among all of Indiana’s law schools! Don’t let McKinney, Notre Dame, or Valparaiso take home the trophy at the ISBA Law Student Conclave Moot Court Competition on Friday, April 3 in Indianapolis. Details and registration are available.
Sharpen your advocacy skills with a timely issue requiring much creative research from a recent case denied transfer by the Indiana Supreme Court, Solomon v. State. According to Case Clips, “Solomon appeals his conviction for possession of marijuana as a Class B misdemeanor. Solomon raises one issue which we revise and restate as whether his conviction violates his right to liberty and pursuit of happiness under Article 1, Section 1, of the Indiana Constitution.
All students are invited to observe, bailiff, and/ or join a social networking reception with Indiana lawyers and judges after the final round. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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